Placement 6 (12 weeks)

Work placement, 17.00 ECTS


Course content

Practical experience of previously acquired theoretical knowledge:

antenatal clinic:
• carrying out antenatal examinations
• diagnostic measures to recognize pathologies
• carrying out and reflection of consultations

delivery suite – midwifery-assisted and midwifery-led births:
• CTG assessment
• support of the perineum
• control of the third stage of labour
• primary assessment and care of the newborn
• management of intrapartal pathologies
• emergency measures

birth house, home births:
• reflection and case discussion

maternity unit, nursery:
• basic and nursing care of the puerperal woman
• planning and carrying out of childbed visits
• breastfeeding support and breast care
• care and observation of the newborn
• support and counseling of parents

all settings:
• documentation

• guided practical application of previously studied processes
• demonstration of correct procedures
• reflection of the commonly used skills and procedures
• structured feedback and final assessment

Learning outcomes

In this placement the students become confident in using their practical skills. The placement will be in a number of clinical settings as well as in midwifery offices, birth houses, health and social care settings.
The accompanying course “ integrative process” enhances the knowledge and the integration of theory and practice and helps the future midwife to work independently.

The students keep a placement log for reflecting, evaluating and documenting the work experience and the learning process. This is supplemented by a written evaluation by the teaching midwife and the local supervisor.

Mode of delivery

The students are integrated in the clinical areas, they practice communication and clinical skills under supervision